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- Inspired Colborne scores twice in Flames’ 4-3 win (The SportsXchange):
CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames saluted a former star on Friday night, honoring retired center Joe Nieuwendyk as part of their Forever a Flame program. Flames right winger Joe Colborne, who was raised in Calgary and idolized Nieuwendyk during his playing days, paid tribute with the first two-goal performance of his career. Colborne, a 24-year-old rookie, started and finished Calgary’s furious third-period comeback in a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders at the Scotiabank Saddledome, a
- Flames 4, Islanders 3 (The SportsXchange):
CALGARY, Alta. — Apparently, the New York Islanders did not learn their lesson. One night after blowing a two-goal lead in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Islanders again frittered away a two-goal cushion in Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames. It was Retro Night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, but the rookies led the way for Flames. Right winger Joe Colborne scored twice in the third period, the first two-goal effort of his NHL career, while first-year centers Markus
- Female goalie Szabados signing with men’s team (The Associated Press):
Canadian women’s goalie Shannon Szabados has agreed to a contract with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League. ”When I got home from Sochi, I thought I’d be hanging my stuff up for the summer, but definitely excited to get over there,” Szabados told The Canadian Press. Szabados was the first woman to play in the Western Hockey League and will become the first in the SPHL. She played provincial college hockey at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with
- Shannon Szabados, women’s hockey star, signs with U.S. men’s pro team (Puck Daddy):
Shannon Szabados won her second consecutive gold medal as the goaltender for the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team in Sochi.
Her next challenge? Backstopping a professional men’s hockey team.
Szabados took to Twitter to make the announcement herself:
Well here goes nothing Heading to the @SPHL to join the @Cottonmouths for the remainder of their season See you on the 12th guys! #snakes — Shannon Szabados (@ShannonSzabados) March 7, 2014
The 27-year-old Edmonton native has signed a
- Haggerty’s Morning Skate: Friday, Mar. 7 (Comcast SportsNet New England):
*Best hopes for a pair of Bruins fans struck by the netting equipment at one end of the ice following the Bruins/Capitals game on Thursday night. *Wayne Gretzky gives a vote of confidence to the direction of the Edmonton Oilers franchise. *Frank Seravalli says that the Flyers should have made bids for Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson. *James OBrien has a summary of Roberto Luongo having some fun on twitter at the expense of the Vancouver Canucks as they got pasted by the Dallas Stars on
- Wild-Stars Preview (The Associated Press):
With newcomer Matt Moulson in the mix, the Minnesota Wild look to extend their longest winning streak of the season. The veteran forward is expected to make his Wild debut as they try for a sixth straight victory Saturday night and a rare road win over the Dallas Stars, who will honor the franchise star that began his career in Minnesota. Moulson will play for his third team this season after the Wild (34-21-7) acquired him and gritty center Cody McCormick from Buffalo for two second-round
- Lots of Wheeling & Dealing (Rotoworld):
Michael Finewax reports that Marian Gaborik was one of many stars to be dealt in the last week. Read it all in The Week
- Senators-Jets Preview (The Associated Press):
The Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators have done little of late to help themselves move into playoff position in their respective conferences. Both will try to avoid a third straight loss Saturday when the Senators look to remain undefeated in Winnipeg. The Jets (30-27-7) won nine of their first 11 after Paul Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel as coach, but are 2-2-2 since and trying to avoid the longest slide under their new bench boss. Winnipeg is 10th in the Western Conference, three
- NHL Three Stars: Seguin gets 5, Crosby’s minus-5; MacKinnon tops Gretzky (Puck Daddy):
No. 1 Star: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Playing the lifeless carcass of the Vancouver Canucks, Seguin had a 5-point game in the Stars’ 6-1 win. He scored two straight goals in the first period and then again in the third, assisting on goals by Jamie Benn and Alex Goligoski. It’s his second 5-point game of the season.
No. 2 Star: Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres goalie made 43 saves against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, as Buffalo won, 3-1. Tyler Myers, Marcus
- Islanders-Flames Preview (The Associated Press):
The Calgary Flames may have seen a glimpse of their future in their first game after the trading deadline. While it’s unknown if goaltender Joni Ortio will get another start Friday night, Markus Granlund will try to build on his first NHL goal during a visit from the struggling New York Islanders. Calgary (24-31-7) traded away goaltender Reto Berra and forward Lee Stempniak before Wednesday’s deadline but picked up its second win in three games that night. Granlund’s milestone goal in the first
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